Prospective ARDRAF applicants are required to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent which includes:

  • a tentative project title
  • contact information for the principal investigator
  • the identities of other personnel and participating institutions
  • a non-technical abstract
  • a 4-5 sentence description of the project in common, everyday language for press release purposes

Your letter should be signed and printed on your letterhead. Letters should be saved as PDF format and must be uploaded below. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provide.

* VCU Applicants - Please understand that this is NOT a funding mechanism internal to VCU. All applications are required to go through the VCU Office of Sponsored Programs for signature by the Authorized Official (Andrea Publow or designee). For clarification, see

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